FBI Director James Comey
17 Feb 2016

FBI Demands Apple Grant Power To Hack All iPhone Users

On February 16, a federal magistrate judge ordered Apple to help the FBI hack into the San Bernardino shooter’s phone.

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An FBI logo, photographed in Washington, D.C. on July 16, 2012. (Flickr / J)
03 Feb 2016

Court Decision Stops FBI From Eviscerating Freedom of Information Act

A Washington, D.C. court decision blocks efforts by the FBI to make whole categories of records exempt from the Freedom of Information Act.

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Nicholas Merrill speaks at PopTech 2012 in Camden, Maine on October 20, 2012. (Flickr / Nicholas Merrill)
30 Nov 2015

Former ISP Owner Wins Battle to Discuss FBI Spy Tool After Court Lifts Gag Order

For the first time, a federal court lifted a National Security Letter gag order. Although they’ve been ruled unconstitutional by federal courts multiple times in the past, this important ruling makes it possible for the owner of a now-defunct non-profit internet service provider to openly talk about the FBI’s request

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Activists carry a "Black Lives Matter" banner at a November 15, 2015 march in Minneapolis, Minnesota for Jamar Clark, one of 10 unarmed men killed by police during the month of November. (Flickr / Fibonacci Blue)
25 Nov 2015

Over 1,000 People Killed By Police Since The Beginning Of 2015

Just 34 police officers have been shot during the same time period, and one criminal justice blogger called 2015 “the second safest year for police ever.”

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File: Empty desk chairs assembled in the corner of a dingy classroom. (Morguefile)
02 Nov 2015

CAIR: FBI’s CVE Program Stigmatizes Muslim Students (VIDEO)

CAIR: “The FBI’s job is not to offer programs that introduce suspicion into their relations with teachers and can lead to stigmatization and bullying.”

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E. Barrett Prettyman Federal Courthouse in Washington, D.C. (Photo by AgnosticPreachersKid)
26 Oct 2015

Federal Appeals Court: US Citizens Can’t Sue FBI Agents For Torture Abroad

The decision effectively grants FBI agents involved in terrorism investigations abroad immunity from lawsuits alleging torture or other rights violations.

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Suleiman Abdullah Salim | Photo from ACLU
13 Oct 2015

CIA Torture Architects Sued by Former Detainees for Water Dousing & Other Methods

The ACLU sued two psychologists contracted by the CIA to develop, implement, and personally administer an experimental torture program in the War on Terror.

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Graphic showing a redacted document with a CENSORED stamp across it.
02 Oct 2015

Blacked Out Pages: U.S. Government Snubs ACLU Over Targeted Killing FOIA

The US government gave the ACLU the equivalent of the middle finger in response to a FOIA request for records on the “targeted killing program.”

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Hillary Clinton stands at a podium while speaking at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa on June 14, 2015. (Flickr / Gregory Hauenstein)
09 Sep 2015

Lawsuit Aims To Uncover Why Clinton Lawyer Received Special Treatment To Keep Classified Emails

The FBI investigated and harassed a lawyer for about a year when he informed the government he had a copy of a CIA document with classified information. About three years later, the FBI is investigating the handling of classified information by Hillary Clinton and her private attorney, but her private attorney has not faced similar harassment for possessing classified information.

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The Overpass Light Brigade holds lit signs by a roadside reading "Homeland Surveillance" on May 5, 2012. (Flickr / Light Brigading)
09 Sep 2015

US Gov’t Agents Involved In Almost Every Major Terror Plot Since 9/11

Since 9/11, agencies like the FBI have been tasked with preventing the next terrorist attack. However, in their zeal to catch terrorists before they strike, they’ve created more terrorist plots than any actual terror groups.

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